This is a monster episode. Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are out and we are talking about each one. We also talk some on the Dell Venue Pro 8 which we will have by next week. We answer a viewer question about which device to choose and then jump into the Nokia news. The 1520, 1320, and 2520. Will RT survive? Why did Nokia put this device out? A little more on the Android test and Microsoft vs. Apple. The battle continues. All on Surface Geeks 43. It’s a long one!
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Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets now available in 21 countries, Engadget, Jon Fingas, October 22, 2013
Microsoft’s Surface 2 midnight launch has everything but buyers, ZDNet, Nick Statt, October 21, 2013
Microsoft ships Surface 2 tablets to lukewarm reviews, PCWorld, Mark Hachman, October 22, 2013
Microsoft’s real Surface 2 competitor: Nokia’s Lumia tablet, Mary Jo Foley, All About Microsoft, October 22, 2013
Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet hands-on: Windows RT wrapped in polycarbonate, Engadget, Brad Molen, October 22, 2013
Nokia Lumia 2520 10-inch tablet unveiled with Windows RT and LTE for $499, Engadget, Brad Molen, October 22, 2013
Nokia unveils Windows tablet, supersized smartphones, USA Today, Edward C. Baig, October 22, 2013
Nokia Lumia 1520 YouTube video
AT&T will have exclusive on Nokia 1520 in the US, will sell the 2520 tablet also (update), Engadget, James Trew, October 22nd, 2013
AT&T product page omits wireless charging for the Nokia Lumia 1520, Windows Phone Central, Daniel Rubino, October 23rd, 2013
Apples and oranges, Microsoft Blog, Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Communications at Microsoft, October 23, 2013
Apple Exploits Microsoft Hesitation on Office, NYTimes Bits Blog, Nick Wingfield, October 22, 2013
Apple’s newest biz strategy: Free, free, free, CNet, Richard Nieva, October 23, 2013
Windows 8.1 launch weekend plagued by some show-stopping installation issues, PCWorld, Brad Chacos, October 21, 2013
Microsoft Releases Fix for Surfaces Bricked by Windows RT 8.1 Update, All Things D, John Paczkowski,, October 21, 2013
Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 trail behind OS X, iOS and Android in battery life tests, ZDNet, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, October 22, 2013
Fingers are pointing at Windows 8.1 as tests show that both the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets trail behind OS X, iOS and Android devices when it comes to battery life.
Microsoft Confirms That The Desktop Start Screen Tile Is No Longer The Default In Windows RT 8.1, TechCrunch, Alex Wilhelm, October 23, 2013
Instagram isn’t the only great app coming to Windows Phone. Here’s the full list from Nokia World, Windows Phone Blog, Michael Stroh, October 22, 2013
Microsoft pulls some Windows Phone web ‘apps’ following complaint, The Verge, Tom Warren, October 23, 2013
Southwest Airlines tells Microsoft to remove its Windows Phone ‘WebApp’, Neowin.net, John Callaham, October 22, 2013
Instagram will finally make its Windows Phone debut ‘in the coming weeks’, Engadget, Mat Smith, October 22, 2013
Nokia Camera app now available to download, combines Smart and Pro Cam, Tom Warren, October 22, 2013
Review: Sony Vaio Tap 11 – The Windows 8 tablet to beat, Windows Phone Central, Michael Archambault, October 19th, 2013
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